‘The ANC’s London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid’ with Ken Keable and other recruits

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Date(s) - 07/08/2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Housmans Radical Bookshop


Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

An evening recounting the incredible tales of the London Recruits, who carried out covert operations on behalf of the ANC in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s.

By 1966 the Apartheid regime in South Africa had all but annihilated the African National Congress (ANC), imprisoning its leaders or driving them into exile. To help keep their message of struggle alive and maintain a strategy of resistance from within, young men and women in London smuggled ANC literature into South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. Sworn to secrecy, their work remained silent for forty years but the Recruits have now shared their stories in a new oral-history collection ‘London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid’.

Speakers at the event will include Ken Keable, himself a Recruit as well as editor of the book, alongside fellow recruits (names to be confirmed).

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